The 1st annual RED LIPS and SUMMER SIPS swimwear contest was held in late August at the trendy Vertigo Sky Lounge. The event was created to honor the memory of Sara Soto Bostetter and to spread awareness about brain tumors. Representatives from the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) were on hand to provide information and wristbands.
Oana Molosag and Adele Sharye organized the event. Host John Hill provided wonderful commentary throughout the event. While guests enjoyed casual networking with martinis, mojitos from De Concepts and cupcakes by Rodwell Coutre, the six male and female contestants prepped for their appearance. DJ Chris Robert kept the house rocking.
Sara Soto’s family also spoke about how exceptional an individual she was throughout her fight with brain cancer.
The judges – Model TV show winners Mikayla Pekala and Kyle Kurt Fogle, actor Harold Dennis, and fitness trainer Kenyatta Brock provided commentary that was humorous at times. Host John Hill kept everything in order and entertaining.
Designer swimsuits and adorned the contestants while they strutted and showed their stuff on stage. Winners received cash prices ranging from $100 to $50. L.A. Tan and L’or D’Afrique Moroccan Argan Oil both provided gifts. In addition, Marius Prundu offered a professional photoshoot with a full page submission to International VS Magazine to the winners.